from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing a burning sensation, as from contact with hot liquid.
- adj. Boiling: scalding water.
- adj. Scorching; searing: scalding sunlight.
- adj. Harshly critical or denunciatory; scathing: a scalding review of the play.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Hot enough to burn.
- v. Present participle of scald.
- n. An instance of scalding; a burn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of burning with hot liquid or with steam.
- n. plural Things scalded or boiled, especially while still scalding hot.
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In this year's pageant, contestant Lauren Edwards dunked a large chicken in scalding water and plucked it with her bare hands.
For simply articulating a truth known by very many, not the least the Palestinian leadership, for decades, Whitley was chastised by the Jordanians, while Hamas angrily demanded his dismissal: one more example of how speaking your mind can land you in scalding water with those who regard freedom of speech as contingent on what you say.
Life can be found in scalding, acidic hot pools, in the driest deserts, and in the dark, crushing depths of the ocean.
What if I took a bath in scalding water, let the water run my skin red?
They doused her in scalding water, ripped out her hair and made her drink from a toilet.
Extreme Life Summary (Feb 05, 2006): Scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology have found that photosynthetic bacteria living in scalding Yellowstone hot springs have two radically different metabolic identities.
The carpets of green, yellow, white, black and orange bathed in scalding runoff.
First of all, then, put your canna seeds in scalding water, and leave them in a hot place (not boiling) for twelve hours or so, while you attend to other matters.
Imbu'd with tepid gore, or drench'd in scalding tears!
There’s no excuse for tying a boy to a bed frame, whether it’s to get out the satanic influences or teach him a lesson, or put a child in scalding water until the skin on his feet peel off.
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